ALAMO MAN TURNS 100
Frank Toledo celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday, March 13, at Alamo.
With his wife, Esther, 93, sitting at his side, the couple were surrounded by nearly a hundred friends and family members to honor the centenarian. Toledo was born March 3, 1910, in Torreon, near Chaco Canyon — when New Mexico was still a territory. Growing up in the saddle, Toledo is among the last of the true pioneers. He lived and worked in the remote New Mexico frontier years before the automobile or electricity arrived. In 1975, Toledo and his wife moved to be with some of his seven children and their grandchildren living at Alamo. Toledo’s birthday party turned a family reunion as children, grandchildren and even great–great-grandchildren arrived from Alamo, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Oklahoma. The birthday feast consisted of beef brisket, posole, Navajo fry bread, a cake, and other traditional foods. He was honored with live music, presents, and plenty of loving fellowship from four generations of family and friends. The elder Toledo still greets each day with a sparkle in his eyes, and a love for life and his family. A century of life and wisdom is an honor, indeed.